February 2018  
Upcoming Events


Deadline for Harbor Herald Information
Please send items to Marian Graham by this date, at mariansplace@yahoo.com.


Pastors Breakfast
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Denny's at 3333 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, just north of the 405 Freeway. Ministers and their wives welcome.
Bible Search
Lakewood, California


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Unreached People Group of the Day

Fulani, Adamawa


Primary Language
Fulfulde, Adamawa

Primary Religion

% Evangelical

For churches in LA County:

In recent months we have all read about the tragic shootings which have taken place in churches here in California and across our country. These incidents have made church leaders aware of the need for security measures, but most are unsure of what to do or how to get started. Fortunately, it just takes intentionality to help make sure our church members are safe.

Join us for our "Providing a Safe Worship Experience" conference! This event is led by two men who love the Lord, His church, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in practical ways for churches of every capacity to provide safe worship experiences.

The four LA County associations have partnered together to host this event, and to make it FREE to our churches.  There is a max of 200 for the lunches, so don't dawdle on registering.  I suggest that you send 2-3 of the people you have who can in turn be the nucleus of a security team for your church.  Some of the suggestions will require customizing for your congregation and its facility.  But all of us need to intentionally take steps to protect our worshippers.  

Please note that there is an address for the conference site and an address for the parking and the lunch site.  These are about a 3 minute walk from each other.  Thanks and God bless.

Richard Graham, Director of Missions/CGC

 Here is the link:



Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


SIG Alert!

40 Weekdays of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."  

Day 14 – Mark 11.25: And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins.

  1. Pray that we will be able to forgive anyone who has hurt us, by the empowering of our heavenly Father.
  2. Pray for Olive Christian Church, their pastor Rev. Jose Ytom, his wife Linda and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for Vision Church Long Beach, their pastor Rev. Hector Mora, his wife Carol and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray for the city of Los Angeles, their elected and appointed officials, their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
  5. Pray that God will give us favor in the eyes of the lost around us so we can lead them to Christ, and favor for all God wants us to do in the eyes of the leaders and citizens of the cities around our congregations.  Pray for new church pastors and planters, as God raises up workers for the harvest in Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.

Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

If the Gospel is not Divinely inspired, Satan would not attack it.  Satan, the father of lies, need not attack the lies of false religion.  —Graham Lord

In fact, “religious freedom” has been excised from the vocabulary of many including President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton. They prefer “freedom of worship,” which is cut-rate state-sponsored permission to indulge in Sunday morning God-oriented leisure time activities and personal opinions.  —James Tonkowich

We are worshipping an idol.  A false god.  One of the Baals of our culture.  His name is 'open options.  The god of open options is also a liar.  He promises you that by keeping your options open, you can have everything and everyone.  But in the end, you get nothing and no one.  —Author and speaker Barry Cooper

Be so good they can’t ignore you.  --Steve Martin, comedian

Just imagine how fast, innovative and excellent your business will be once every single teammate—from the janitor to the executive—begins to see themselves as the CEO of their own area of responsibility. Wrap your mind around how great your brand will become the moment each of the people you work with makes the quantum leap from any form of victimhood into 100 percent personal leadership. Just consider how successful you and the people around you will become if everyone, from your teammates in the mailroom to the ones in the boardroom, worked like Picasso painted and performed like Steve Nash plays ball.  --Robin Sharma, author of The Leader Who Had No Title

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves.  --Tyron Edwards

Any gospel which says only what you must do and never announces what Christ has done is no gospel at all.  —Kevin DeYoung

Your local church is more important to the Kingdom of God than any para-church organization or ministry. Jesus promised to build His church!  —Pastor Steve Gaines

The Apostle Paul’s legacy was not a name on a building or a plaque. Paul’s legacy was saved souls and changed lives.  —Pastor Steve Gaines

I do not know who my grandfather was; I am more concerned to know what his grandson will be.  —Abraham Lincoln

All the mistakes you made with your kids you can avoid with your kids’ kids.  —Malcolm Forbes

Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency.  —John Adams

Folks, if we could lose our salvation, we would.  —Voddie Baucham

Sin gratifies Satan. When lust or anger burn in the soul, Satan warms himself at this fire.  —Thomas Watson

Don’t measure the size of the mountain.  Talk to the One who can move it.  —unknown

No grit, no pearl.  —unknown

If you are persistent, you will get it.  If you are consistent, you will keep it.  —unknown

You’re lapping all those on the couch.  —unknown

Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
11844 Centralia Street
Office hours vary-pls call first
Lakewood, California 90715
Mailing Address
4508-A Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Phone 562-676-5640 or 562-676-5740
Mobile 562-676-5640
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 3 Million Lost People!
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
Offices located at 11844 Centralia Street, Lakewood, CA 90715. Office hours vary.
To Apply for Grants, go to Links above.
To Send Mail-In Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach CA 90807.

Very powerful, but please note: for 18 and older only!


Please see new prayer requests above.
Info and Application for Evangelistic Block Party Trailer in For Pastors/Churches

Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.

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For All Church Leaders!

A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders!  See Servantship Zone above!

Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, or Not?

You may be surprised at what you find.  Free book download available online.  Go to www.freewonderfulbook.com.  From The Way of the Master website.

Interesting Videos, Answers, and a Free E-Book
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To check out if an email is false or true, go to www.snopes.com, and/or www.breakthechain.org.  They'll have most of the false ones, and you won't look foolish sending a false warning.

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